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 July 28, 2022

 

DCS Banner Wireless Call for Parts Kit Boosts Process Speeds 1 400

Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. recently began offering products by Banner Engineering, including its new wireless Call-for-Parts kit. This productivity solution reduces communication inefficiencies and boosts process speeds with wireless buttons and operator interfaces. A self-contained solution, the Call-for-Parts kit can function independent of supervisory systems like a PLC or HMU.

Among the advantages that customers get from this Banner option are higher productivity, reduced wait times, simpler communication, and better data-driven decisions.

Up to 35 workstations

The Call-for-Parts kit allows up to 35 workstations to call out to 12 forklifts or mobile responders with wireless K70 buttons, a DXM700 wireless controller, and wireless Direct Select operator interfaces. By creating a call system with wireless indicators, workstations maintain a steady workflow and resolve major issues immediately. Among the relevant applications: calling for delivery of raw materials, service, maintenance, or pickup of finished goods, and warehouse truck loading and unloading.

Users can also lower transportation times with battery-powered wireless displays that direct mobile responders where to go when they are needed most. This solution from Advanced Motion & Controls also reduces wait times for materials and finished goods to be removed by allowing operators with wireless call buttons at their stations for simple requesting. Efficiency metrics help accelerate problem resolution while providing further insights into production processes.

The kit also simplifies communication between operators and mobile responders by delivering a clear display of locations that need assistance. High-visibility LED indicators distinguish whether a station is calling or waiting, while service calls are stored in a dynamic queue, directing mobile responders to the callers that have been waiting longer.

The Banner wireless Call-for-Parts kit allows supervisors to streamline operations with data-driven decisions. The product tracks the total time and number of requests, as well as the total time to acknowledge them, enabling analysis of average delivery and acknowledgement times for each station. Alerts help supervisors to schedule extra mobile responders if required, and they can get the needed information to react quickly to workstation requests and drive efficiency improvements based on previously unavailable data.

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Editor's Pick: Featured Article


 

DCS Siemens SIRIUS Controls Ensures Cold Beer 1 400

Breweries are known for transforming malt, hops, and yeast into beer in gleaming brewing kettles and large fermentation tanks linked by numerous pipes.

Over the centuries, the equipment for mashing, lautering, boiling, and fermenting beer according to carefully guarded recipes has been steadily perfected.

 

The chiller is the heart of the brewery

One of the most important parts of the brewery, and perhaps the least visible, is the chiller. The fermentation temperature of the beer is crucial, which means that the heat generated by the yeast fermentation must be carefully controlled by the chiller.

If the beer ferments at too high a temperature, the yeast can produce a variety of undesirable aromas that ruin the beer.

According to Justin Thomas, President of G&D Chillers, based in Oregon

"The chiller is the heart of the brewery. Owners invest not only a lot of money in the brewery and brewing equipment, but also a great deal of time in the production of beer. But if the chiller fails, all that goes out the window."

Partnerships to keep pace with growth

Thomas says that growth at G&D Chillers has been exponential over the past 15 years. To continue this rate of success, the company had to look for new ways to meet customer demands for reliable, state-of-the-art chiller options.

For example, G&D Chillers recently teamed up with Siemens and the global distribution and supply chain solutions company WESCO to meet these needs and stay ahead of the competition. "We're still a small manufacturing company, but big enough to produce some technically advanced equipment," says Thomas. "We've always been service-oriented and always stood by our equipment, no matter what the problem. We get the same kind of support and service from Siemens that we give to our own customers."

 

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